Heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems in the U.S. Aerobic fitness can reduce by 50% – 70% one’s risk of death from these diseases. When done properly there is no other treatment, pill, medication or intervention as cost effective and fun as exercise.
The Hawaii Sports Foundation’s goal is to reduce the risk for lifestyle diseases through education programs emphasizing modest endurance training. Our advisory team includes physical education trainers, a public health educator, a sports event organizer, PhD exercise physiologists, research nutritionists (University of Hawaii or Kapiolani Community College) and a sports psychologist.
Our expertise is grounded in four decades of experience with the internationally renown Honolulu Marathon Clinic. Established in 1974 the Clinic has trained tens of thousands of aspiring runners as young as eight years old to ‘mature’ adults in their 90’s to complete a marathon. This successful protocol has been adopted by similar programs in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines, several western U.S. states and corporate health programs.
Our volunteer Board of Directors receives no compensation. 100% of all donated funds go towards our research or education efforts.